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Remembering Sheldon

 

On June 1, the splash pad and a bench at Le Patro in Mansfield were dedicated in memory of Sheldon 'CC' Ostrom, who passed away suddenly on Aug. 2, 2017. In addition, the Ostrom family donated $1,000 to the park for maintenance and upkeep. From left: Eldon Ostrom, Grace Beauchamp-Ostrom, Kenny Ostrom, Cassandra McKay, Madeline Ostrom, Patro director Suzanne Dazé and Fr. Marc Frappier.

CALEB NICKERSON
MANSFIELD et PONTEFRACT June 1, 2018
On June 1, a family gathered at Le Patro in Mansfield to dedicate the splash pad and a custom bench in the memory of Sheldon ‘CC’ Ostrom, a young man from Bryson who passed away suddenly on Aug. 2, 2017.
Sheldon's father Eldon explained that his son had been diagnosed with autism (Asperger's syndrome) at age two. He spent two decades attending the summer camp at Le Patro and it was his favourite place to be. He especially loved playing under the water mushroom at the splash pad.
The park provides a multitude of activities for youth, from water slides and pontoon boats to a petting zoo and climbing walls.
As fate would have it, Sheldon was at Le Patro playing mini-golf when he collapsed due to a fatal blood clot in both his lungs.

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